Multi-morbidity means the presence of two or more co-occurring diseases. People are living for longer with multiple conditions which presents complex challenges for global health care needs. With a focus on the interface between social impacts of ageing, biological ageing and the impact of the environment, this module provides students with the knowledge to develop a critical understanding of approaches to multi-morbidity, and to understand the impact at individual and societal levels.
The module can be completed as a single credit based module. Alternatively, it may be used as credit towards the MSc in Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing. Click here for the MSc in Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing course website and flyer.
Study method: Online only, Part-time
A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant relevant work/life experience are encouraged to contact the Course Director to discuss further before making an application.
Experience of supporting older people in a health, social care, social work or third sector/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is recommended.
Please note: this course is entirely online. Students from overseas opting to study online do not need to apply for a Tier 4 visa.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
For more information go to English language requirements
If you don’t meet the required score and are UK based, you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses.
A flexible payment scheme is operated by the University to support students who are self-funding.
On completion of the module, students are expected to:
The module is delivered entirely online. We anticipate that some students may be working in posts that require on-call or shift working (day/nights), or may be in different time zones. To enhance the student experience and maximise online participation, this module will be delivered flexibly. Online teaching sessions, pre-recorded material, interaction on social media and asynchronous discussion boards will complement real time module engagement.
Assessment: 4000 word essay
Application deadline Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:00:00 BST
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills that they can utilise within their professional practice and workplace, including health, social care and third sectors/NGO. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of health and social care needs of older people and solutions to enhance care. They will also have the opportunity to gain a range of transferable skills relevant to their professional careers.